In the middle of the dreary article comes this irony-free comment:
Which is, eventually, what happened. But not before Gallagher, a buccaneering 15, had won 18 All Blacks Test caps and the 1987 World Cup.
And it was to rugby league side Leeds that Gallagher returned, triggering an exodus of All Black stars to the dark side that only began to be stemmed when union went full-blown professional in the mid-1990s.
Nice to know that we're still living in the 1970s. Ben Dirs is the ....err... "journalist" in question.